The School City of Hobart does not discriminate on the basis of sex (inclusing sexual orientation or gender identity) in its education programs or activities and is required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and its implementing regulations not to discriminate in such a manner. The requirement not to discriminate in its education program or activity extends to admission and employment. School City of Hobart is committed to maintaining an education and work environment that is free from discrimination based on sex, including sexual harassment.
Any inquiries about the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations to the Corporation may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator. The Board has adopted a grievance process that provides for the prompt and equitable resolution of student and employee complaints alleging any action that is prohibited by Title IX and/or its implementing regulations. The grievance process is included in Board Policy 2266 – Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Sex in Education Programs or Activities.
Title IX Coordinator
The Corporation's Title IX Coordinator is:
Director of Human Resources & Compliance
32 East 7th Street
Hobart, IN 46342
(219) 942-8885 Ext. 1
Reporting Sexual Discrimination/Harassment
Complaints or reports alleging sexual assault, sexual harassment, dating violence, stalking, or gender discrimination, including sexual orientation or gender identity, involving an SCOH student, employee, or person affiliated with SCOH should be immediately reported to the Title IX Coordinator.
There are several options for students and parents/guardians to make a report:
- You can report directly to the Title IX Coordinator, Jonathan Mock at email@example.com or (219) 942-8885 Ext. 1.
- You can complete the Initial Title IX Harassment Report and submit it to the Title IX Coordinator via email or hard copy.
- You can tell a School Administrator, School Resource Officer, Counselor, or any other school employee, either verbally or in writing. All SCOH employees are "mandatory reporters" which means that all employees are required to report these instances to the Title IX Coordinator, and in some cases to Indiana Child Protective Services.
When a report of Sexual Harassment is made, the Title IX Coordinator will contact the Complainant to discuss the availability of supportive measures and explain to the Complainant the process for filing a Formal Complaint.
Complaints or reports may be made anonymously, but no disciplinary action will be taken against an alleged aggressor solely on the basis of an anonymous report.
Resources for Students and Parents/Guardians
Brickie HELP Tip Line - 219-942-TIPS (219-942-8477)
If you are a student who has experienced sexual misconduct, dating violence, stalking, or harassment
Call 9-1-1 if you are in immediate danger or need immediate medical care.
If you have experienced sexual misconduct, dating violence, stalking, or harassment, it is important to talk to an adult that you trust. This could be a family member, teacher, counselor, or anyone else you feel comfortable with. If this behavior is affecting your education or an educational activity please report it to SCOH so we can help.
Teen dating harassment or stalking can take place in person or electronically, such as repeated texting or posting sexual pictures of a partner online without consent. Unhealthy relationships can start early and last a lifetime. Teens often think some behaviors, like teasing and name-calling, are a “normal” part of a relationship—but these behaviors can become abusive and develop into serious forms of violence. Many teens do not report these behaviors because they are afraid to tell family and friends. It is important to tell someone you trust so that you can get help.
It is also important to get continued help if you have experienced sexual misconduct or dating violence. SCOH can connect you with a counselor to guide you and provide information and emotional support. Counseling can help begin the healing process. Your school can help put measures in place to protect you as well.
If you are a student who has been accused sexual misconduct, dating violence, stalking, or harassment
If you or someone you know is accused of sexual misconduct, dating violence, or stalking, SCOH has resources available for you. It is normal to feel worried, confused, or overwhelmed. It is important to seek out support to help you, especially in cases of a formal investigation by SCOH, Child Protective Services, and/or the police. Please contact an adult you trust at school such as a counselor, or administrator. They can help you through the process.
It is also important to understand IPS policy and procedure, which can be found here. In this policy, you can find definitions of sexual misconduct, dating violence, stalking, and consent. You can also find information regarding the investigation process and further resources.
Training Materials for School Staff
The materials below have been used to train appopriate school staff members. These materials are posted for public inspection according to Title IX Regulations. Individuals are not permitted to copy or use these materials for any other reason.
ISBA Presentation - 10/8/20
ICS Coordinator Training - 10/15/20
ISBA Presentation - Part II - 12/11/20
ICS Investigator Training - Level 1 - 11/18/20
ICS Decision Maker Training - 12/10/20
ICS Investigator Training - Level 2 - 1/27/21
ICS K-12 End of Year Webinar - 1/28/21
ICS Appellate Decision Maker Training - 4/14/21
ICS Investigator Training - Level 1 - 9/28/21